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chamber of commerce. seven years ago we talked about transportation, and right outside this building there wasn't a rail to dulles being built. i was very proud to work on those with you in my time as governor. we talked about education. during my time as governor, we put in place the largest bond package to expand our higher ed institutions in the history of the commonwealth, and now there's significant construction at both george mason and the northern virginia community college campuses and expanded preconsidered -- prekindergarten. we landed marquee companies hilton, volkswagen of north america, northrup gum monday announced they were coming to the neighborhood. we also won accolades as the best state for business every year of my four years as governor. i'm proud of those accomplishments, i'm proud that we did them together. but i'm especially proud that we did 'em in the midst of the worst e are session -- recession since the 1930s. today we're here because we have a senate to be fixed. we've got to fix congress to end gridlock that's blocking progress to important goals. we ha
of commerce from ranking member costello's home state. and all come with members from all 50 states and washington, d.c., sure when industry's from wisconsin, organizations like the los angeles chamber of commerce in california, north carolina, saint business, and hundreds more. together these organizations represent tens of minutes of u.s. air travelers who are demanding improvements to our national air traffic control system through the implementation of nextgen technology, policies and procedures. we have already begun piecing together elements on the ground including a revolutionary around management system at jfk that has helped to minimize delays. we have done it in conjunction with our friends at the faa and airlines using jfk, in a very collaborative effort we have been very successful. we are working with the faa to expand the program to laguardia and newark airport. jfk alone, the system has saved nearly 5 million gallons of fuel and almost 15,000 hours of taxi time annually. over the last decade, our agency has invested more than a billion dollars to make airport operatio
of commerce, the department of education, energy, home lan security, interior, justice and state combined. and if interest rates were at their median level they were in the 1990s or in the first decade of this year, we'd be spending over $650 billion a year on interest alone. and if we do nothing, we'll be spending over a trillion dollars on interest every year before you know it. and if you think about that, that's a trillion dollars we can't spend to educate our kids or to build infrastructure in this country so we can move our services and goods to the marketplace. and it's a trillion dollars we can't spend to perform research in this country so the next new thing is created here and making that doubly bad is that's a trillion dollars that will be spent principally in foreign countries where we're borrowing most of this money from to educate their kids, to build their infrastructure and to do the high value-added research over there so the jobs of the future are there, not here. i think that is crazy. and, look, this is not a problem that we can slowly grow our way out of, it's not a p
the commerce committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 2838, and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 2838, an act to authorize appropriations for the coast guard for fiscal years 2012-2015, and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged and the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. pryor: i further ask that the rockefeller substitute amendment which is at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be read a third time and passed, that the title amendment which is at the desk be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate and that any statements relating to the measure be printed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. pryor: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent for the senate to proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar number 525, s. 3341. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 525, s. 334
together. herbert hoover was a great engineer, secretary of commerce. he is elected and 28. think when roosevelt, democrat. secretary of state. i'm sorry, secretary of the navy under wilson. vice presidential candidate that year. >> host: when did the convention stop mattering, or do they matter? >> guest: boy, you know, we have common -- you know, they do matter but -- four years ago, you know, it was almost down to the wire. it was hillary. they were counting the vote after vote. in 1976, reagan and ford, there was still that backroom thing going on. i could tell you some personal tales. pressure being put on people on what i knew, and who ended up saying, oh, have to visit my stepdaughter in south carolina. >> host: greg from massachusetts. go ahead. >> caller: you flash a picture and it looked like his two sons. i perused some old newspapers and i came across a count of the death of his son. you know, i would like you to comment on that incident and how it impacted his presidency. if it did, and i will listen. >> guest: we are coming up on the anniversary. the older son was john co
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